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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program


Washington WIC an essential service and continues to be available to pregnant women, new moms, and young children: During this challenging time, Washington WIC is here for vulnerable families. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC gives families access to nutritious foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support, health assessments and referrals. WIC is for pregnant people, new and breastfeeding moms, infants, and children under five. These services help diverse communities address their health needs during and after pregnancy and in early childhood.

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WIC is a supplemental food program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children. WIC also provides health screening, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, help getting other services and monthly benefits for nutritious foods.

  • Health screening
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Help getting other services
  • Monthly benefits pay for nutritious foods

Immigrant clients are encouraged to access services without fear

It's very unlikely that federal immigration agents would search our clinics for someone. But, just in case, Public Health — Seattle & King County has taken steps to strengthen the protections for all clients at our health clinics. Learn more.


Qualifications to be eligible for WIC

You live in Washington state, and;
Have a medical or nutrition need, and;
You are pregnant, a new mother, or have a child under five years of age

    • Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are income eligible for WIC.
    • A woman who is pregnant is counted as a family of two. If she is having twins, she is counted as a family of three.

Meet the income guidelines:

    • View the current statewide WIC income eligibility guideline chart

    • Eligibility for the program is based on gross monthly income and nutritional need. A household is defined as a group of related or non-related individuals, who usually, although not necessarily, are living together and share income.

      Gross income is income before taxes and deductions. Your family may still be eligible even if you are working, a single parent or receiving SNAP assistance.

    • If you receive Basic Food Program benefits, Medical Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) you are income eligible for WIC.

How WIC foods are provided

Many local grocery stores accept WIC monthly benefits. WIC monthly benefits are valued at approximately $100 for a family of two per month and are exchanged for nutritious foods. Foods that are high in protein, calcium, iron, or vitamins A & C such as:

  • Baby food
  • Milk
  • Peanut butter
  • 100% fruit juice with vitamin C
  • Cheeses
  • Dried peas and beans
  • Cereals fortified with iron
  • Eggs
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Infant cereal
  • Iron fortified baby formula (for babies who are not breastfed)
  • Tuna and carrots for women fully breastfeeding with babies
  • Whole grains

How to access First Steps and WIC services


Public Health offers First Steps and WIC services at multiple locations across King County. Home or off-site visits are also available. To schedule an appointment, call 206-263-9300.

See list of locations or map below for locations, hours of operation, walk-in hours, and contact info:


Locations in Seattle/Shoreline

4400 37th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: 206-296-4650

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Columbia City Center for Health


The Columbia City Center for Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/columbia

2124 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-477-8300

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Downtown Public Health Center


Downtown Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/belltown

2611 NE 125th St., Suite #145, Seattle, WA 98125

Phone: 206-205-3461

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday --
Saturday --

North Seattle Family Center


The North Seattle Family Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.childrenshomesociety.org/northking

10521 Meridian Ave N, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98133

Phone: 206-296-4990 then select '2' for Public Health WIC/MSS services.

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Meridian Center for Health


Meridian Center for Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/meridian

17018 - 15th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

Phone: 206-362-7282

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Shoreline at Center for Human Services


The Center for Human Services offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.chs-nw.org

1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-694-6728

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday By appointment
Friday --
Saturday --

FamilyWorks


FamilyWorks offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at https://familyworksseattle.org

9934 8th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Phone: 206-477-0000

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday --
Saturday --

White Center Public Health Center

Locations in South King County

126 Auburn Ave, Suite 400, Auburn, WA 98002

Phone: 206-747-9860

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

HealthPoint Auburn


HealthPoint Auburn offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/auburn

17500 SE 392nd St, Auburn, WA 98092

Phone: 253-939-6648

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday --
Saturday --

Muckleshoot Wellness Center


Muckleshoot Wellness Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.muckleshoot.nsn.us/services/health-and-wellness.aspx

901 Auburn Way N, Suite A, Auburn, WA 98002

Phone: 206-477-0600

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Auburn Public Health Center


Auburn Public Health Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/auburnphc

26401 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: 206-870-3588

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

HealthPoint Midway (Des Moines)


HealthPoint Midway (Des Moines) offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/midway

1335 Cole St, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Phone: 360-825-3146

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Valley Cities


Valley Cities offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.valleycities.org

33431 13th Place S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 206-477-6800

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Federal Way Public Health Center


Federal Way Public Health Center offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/federalwayphc

13111 SE 274th St, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-263-2460

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Kent Public Health at Birch Creek


Kent Public Health at Birch Creek offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/birchcreek

403 E. Meeker St, Suite 200, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-734-7183

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

HealthPoint Kent


HealthPoint Kent offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/kent

25742 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030

Phone: 206-477-6950

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Kent Public Health


Kent Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/kentphc

4033 Talbot Rd. S, #440, Renton, WA 98070

Phone: 206-604-2704

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Midwives Clinic at Valley Medical Center


The Midwives Clinic offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.valleymed.org/midwives

3201 NE 7th St, Renton, WA 98056

Phone: 206-477-0100

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Renton Public Health


Kent Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/rentonphc

4040 South 188th St, Suite 201, SeaTac, WA 98188

Phone: 206-747-9868

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

HealthPoint - SeaTac


HealthPoint SeaTac offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/seatac

17928 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

Phone: 206-291-7336

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday Every 3rd Wed of the month 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Vashon United Methodist Church

Locations in East King County

14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007

Phone: 206-477-8000

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

Eastgate Public Health


Eastgate Public Health offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/eastgate

10414 Beardslee Blvd, Bothell, WA 98011

Phone: 425-806-2890

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday --
Saturday --

HealthPoint Bothell


HealthPoint Bothell offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.healthpointchc.org/health-centers/bothell

39157 E. Commercial St., Carnation, WA 98014

Phone: 425-333-6180

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday 9:15 am - 4:30pm
Friday --
Saturday --

Carnation at Hopelink Sno-Valley


HopeLink Sno-Valley offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.hopelink.org/location/sno-valley-food-bank-and-emergency-services

13030 121st Way NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Phone: 206-263-2850

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday --

Kirkland - Totem Lake

122 East 3rd St, North Bend, WA 98045

Phone: 206-920-8252

First Steps and WIC availability:

Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday --

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank


The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank offers other services with different days and times.
Learn more at www.snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org


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